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Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

Prius Plug-in Hybrid

The Toyota Prius Plug-in will allow true EV and performance for up to 15 miles at speeds up to 62 along with quick charging using a standard AC and 15-amp dedicated circuit. in EV mode, the Prius Plug-in provides the quick, smooth driving of a pure electric The Prius Plug-in Hybrid the same five-passenger seating and space as the standard Prius

The 2012 Prius Plug-in retains the Hybrid Synergy of the standard Prius model and seamlessly switch into operation at a pre-determined state of charge. A newly developed 4.4 kWh (Li-ion) battery pack the standard Prius model’s metal hydride (NiMH) and fits under the rear floor, and the vehicle adds an external charging cable.

A charge using an external AC takes approximately 2.5 to 3.0 hours a 120v household outlet or 1.5 using a 240v outlet. The 120v charging cable to the charging port inlet on the right-rear fender.

In addition to Entune™, Toyota’s new multimedia available smartphone applications for the Prius Plug-in Hybrid Charge Management, Remote Air System, Charging Station Vehicle Finder and Eco Dashboard.

of the 2012 Prius Plug-in follows an extensive test-fleet involving 125 early prototypes in the States. Toyota applied from that test along with input participants, to finalize engineering and features for the production model.

Performance and Economy

Even the addition of the new onboard battery system and larger 176-lb. battery pack, the 2012 Plug-in Hybrid weighs 123 lbs. more than the Prius Liftback, thanks to techniques applied elsewhere. As a driving performance for the 2012 Plug-in Hybrid will be to the standard Prius.

Running in EV the system switches to full mode under full which splits engine between the drive wheels and the keeping the battery charged – as in the standard Prius model.

when not running in the driver-selectable EV the Prius Plug-in Hybrid rely more on its electric-only in situations where it is more than running the gasoline especially in urban and suburban and during shorter trips drivers will enjoy the and quiet of EV operation. The overall economy rating for the Prius Hybrid increases to a manufacturer-expected 87 with the car achieving an estimated 49 MPG operating in hybrid mode. who use the vehicle for frequent short and local driving will the biggest reduction in gasoline

EV and Hybrid Operation

The Prius operates much the same way as the Prius model while extended EV range and plug-in Current Prius owners feel instantly familiar the new model while enjoying benefits of EV driving.

The Plug-in system consists of a large-capacity battery and an external battery-charging connected to the standard Prius Synergy Drive system.

Toyota developed the new compact, high-output battery specifically for the Plug-in Hybrid. The 4.4 kWh battery includes a battery charger under battery that an internal cooling fan. The system’s inverter and has been for the new, higher-capacity battery. In the hybrid cooling system a larger heat exchanger and fan motor.

As in the standard Prius model, the Prius Plug-in shuts down the gasoline at a stop and accelerates away the hybrid battery providing to the front motor; the Prius Hybrid can rely on battery alone for longer distances and speeds than the standard It features a new battery state-of-charge and a standard multi-information display monitors fuel and energy to help encourage economical habits.

New multi-information display have been included in the Plug-in. A new EV Drive Ratio records the ratio of driving covered by EV power, and the Hybrid Indicator shows possible EV range when in EV mode. An Eco Record screen, new to both the updated Prius and the Prius allows drivers to measure savings over a customizable comparison vehicle. The pre-set include fuel cost for a of gas and miles-per-gallon average.

Charging the Plug-in Hybrid

The external system is designed to be easy and to use. Approximately 24 feet in the battery charger cable just 3.75 lbs. and fits its own compartment in the trunk

The port is located behind a push-open door on the right-rear A full charge using an AC outlet takes approximately hours using a 120V outlet with a dedicated circuit, or 1.5 hours using a outlet. The charge port LED (Light Emitting Diode) for convenient nighttime charging. A allows charging to take during off-peak hours and can be set for start and end times.

In the event of a the CCID (Charging Circuit Device) in the cable will the flow of electricity for safety, and the lamp will flash. is also a self-test button, to that used on household and bathroom electrical outlets. A rubber stopper prevents the port door from shut when closing.

Level 2 (240V) Home Stations

Leviton, an approved of Level 2 (240V) home stations, has developed a residential exclusively tailored for Prius customers. The program will a one-stop solution for home stations, installation services for and 240V applications, and dedicated for Toyota customers. The program also offer Level 2 16-amp and 30-amp home stations designed exclusively for the Plug-in (UL-certified, compact easy-to-use, and made in the U.S.A.), pricing for Level 2 (240V) basic packages and a Toyota-dedicated web portal ( with information, order tracking, and features. Prius Plug-in will be able take of Leviton’s special pricing early October.

Packaging and Weight Optimization

Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

A key for development of the Prius Plug-in was to the optimal balance of performance, economy, packaging and affordable The new model delivers extended EV without sacrificing roominess for or for luggage.

The compact high-output battery pack is installed the rear luggage area. height and length of the luggage remain the same as the Liftback. is no reduction in rear seat room from the standard model, with seating for and 36.0 inches of legroom is on par with midsize sedans.

the biggest change in packaging the Prius Plug-in Hybrid model is the smaller, more battery pack in the production The new battery pack is approximately the weight of the demonstration-phase vehicle, yet about 15-percent more

The 2012 Toyota Prius has a weight of 3,165 lbs. 3,042 lbs. for the Prius and 3,373 lbs. for the Plug-in model. Suspension tuning has altered in accordance with the in weight distribution from the Prius model.

The Prius reduced vehicle weight in areas as well. In place of a tire, the Prius Plug-in a tire-sealing kit and inflator. The trunk panel features a reinforced design and is about half the of the standard model’s floor while the charging cable in a compartment at the rear edge of the floor.

As on the standard Prius weight was saved through use of in the hood, rear hatch, stabilizer bar and brake calipers and by super high-tensile strength in the inner rocker panel, pillar and roof reinforcement.

All Prius models are built processes that reduce in every stage of the vehicle from production and driving, eventual disposal and dismantling down the road. Toyota plant-derived, carbon-neutral plastics in models. Known as “ecological the material is used in the seat foam, cowl side inner and outer scuff and deck trim cover. plastic emits less CO2 the production process than plastic, and it also helps petroleum use.

Hybrid Drive

The Hybrid Synergy system in the Prius Plug-in is essentially the same as in the current Prius and new Prius v models. The uses two high-output electric one 60kw (80 hp) unit that works to power the compact, transaxle, and another smaller that works as the electric source for battery regeneration and as a for the gas engine. Maximum motor-drive is 650 volts DC.

Hybrid Synergy is a series-parallel hybrid system can provide power either the engine alone, or the electric alone, or any mix of both. A hybrid computer manages the system so optimum power is delivered to driver demand. A start/stop and regenerative braking also to conserve fuel, the latter the battery upon deceleration.

Hybrid Synergy Drive is around a specially adapted, 98-horsepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder that runs on the Atkinson and contributes to a maximum 134 total horsepower. Key components include an water pump that no belts, and an Exhaust Gas Recirculation system that helps the engine quickly, reducing consumption when the engine is

The compact and lightweight gasoline produces low noise and vibration. valve control, injector and other technologies help emissions to allow the Prius to qualify for an enhanced ATPZEV rating. A new low-pressure fuel-vapor tank system releases in the tank for the engine to consume the vapor.

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